A Drinking Life: A Memoir
As a child during the Depression and World War II, Pete Hamill learned early that drinking was an essential part of being a man, inseparable from the rituals of celebration, mourning, friendship, romance, and religion. Only later did he discover its ability to destroy any writer's most valuable tools: clarity, consciousness, memory. In A Drinking Life, Hamill explains how alcohol slowly became a part of his life, and how he ultimately left it behind. Along the way, he summons the mood of an America that is gone forever, with the bittersweet fondness of a lifelong New Yorker.
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Review: A Drinking Life: A MemoirUser Review - Joseph Sciarillo - Goodreads
I had the book sitting around because I was familiar with Pete Hamill , had read one of his books, some of his interviews and articles and saw him a few times on television. I thought it might be an ... Read full review
Review: A Drinking Life: A MemoirUser Review - David Baird - Goodreads
Like many, I picked up this book on account of it being a tale of alcoholism, but found it to be so much more than that. Fascinating and mesmerising, painting the portrait of Pete growing up a misfit ... Read full review